| Amherst College |
|Headquarters||Amherst (Massachusetts), Massachusetts|
• Liberal Arts
|Massachusetts liberal arts college with many deep state-connected alumni.|
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its then-president Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts.
Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution; 1,971 students were enrolled in fall 2021. Admissions is highly selective, and it frequently ranks at or near the top in most rankings of liberal arts schools. Originally established as a men's college, Amherst became coeducational in 1975.
Among its alumni and affiliates are six Nobel Prize laureates (with its five alumni giving it one of the highest proportions of Nobel laureates among graduates out of any undergraduate institution worldwide), 20 Rhodes Scholars, numerous Pulitzer Prize recipients, MacArthur Fellows, winners of the Academy, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Awards, a President of the United States (Coolidge), a President of Kenya (Kenyatta), 2 Prime Ministers of Greece, a Chief Justice of the United States (Stone), 3 Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives, and notable writers, academics, politicians, entertainers, businesspeople, and activists.
Alumni on Wikispooks
- Clynes, Tom (2016-10-13). "Where Nobel winners get their start". Nature News. 538 (7624): 152.